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David Negus


Ph.D. in Microbiology, London School of Pharmacy, University of London, 2011

Current position

Postdoctoral Fellow (UCLb funded), School of Pharmacy, University College London (2013-present)


  1. Negus, D. and Taylor, P. W. (2014). A poly-gamma-(D)-glutamic acid depolymerase that degrades the protective capsule of Bacillus anthracis. Mol Microbiol 91(6): 1136-1147.
  2. Negus, D., Burton, J., Sweed, A., Gryko, R. and Taylor, P. W. (2013). Poly-gamma-(D)-glutamic acid capsule interferes with lytic infection of Bacillus anthracis by B. anthracis-specific bacteriophages. Appl Environ Microbiol 79(2): 714-717.
  3. Stabler, R. A., Negus, D., Pain, A. and Taylor, P. W. (2013). Draft Genome Sequences of Pseudomonas fluorescens BS2 and Pusillimonas noertemannii BS8, Soil Bacteria That Cooperate To Degrade the Poly-gamma-d-Glutamic Acid Anthrax Capsule. Genome Announc 1(1).
Protocols by David Negus
  1. Purification and Detection of a PDGA Depolymerase from Pusillimonas noertemannii
  2. Accelerated Storage Stability Testing of a Potential Anti-Anthrax Therapeutic, EnvD